Browsing Fr. Matt's Homilies

Febrruary 24, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 3/06/19

    I try, although I often fail, to follow 3 rules for every homily.  #1 - have a point.  #2 get to it as soon as possible.  #3 then stop talking.            Which is good especially today as this weekend we kick off the Catholic Services Appeal for the ... Read More »

February 17, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/19/19

There seems to be a lot going on in our lives sometimes - most of the time I guess.  And so much of what goes on seems to be not good things - like pain, and hurt, and sadness, and just an emptiness.  I don’t know what that’s all ... Read More »

February 10, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/19/19

One of the first things we learned in Boy Scouts was how to use a canoe.  And part of that was learning what to do if the canoe tipped over.  So we got into the canoes next to the shore and learned how to drain the water from them ... Read More »

February 3, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/11/19

  About 15 years ago the newspaper at home had a front page headline that has always stayed with me.  It was after a bad snowstorm and it showed a picture of our Church maintenance man shoveling snow off the front steps of the Church.  The headline read ‘digging ... Read More »

January 27, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/11/19

1994 was my first trip to Philadelphia. It was for the National Catholic Youth Conference.  And in the midst of that great act of faith, the highlight of the trip was something I got to experience for the very first time - the almighty awesomeness of the Philadelphia Cheesesteak.  ... Read More »

January 13, 2019 The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Michelle Fox on 1/14/19

  Whenever someone asks me about my vocation, I always tell the story of an interview with a priest I read a long time ago - he was asked, when did you decide to be a priest?  His answer has always stayed with me - he said - I ... Read More »

January 6, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 1/07/19

I just love taking the time to look up at the stars at night? I don’t do it nearly enough, but it’s tough to do most of the time - so much other light around us that tends to obscure the night sky.  But sometimes it’s really clear and ... Read More »

December 30, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 1/07/19

Today is my favorite part of this Christmas Season - the Holy Family.  And the more I reflect on it, there more I am confronted with the fact that the ways in which we are called to the greatest holiness, also tend to be the ways in which we ... Read More »

December 23, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 1/07/19

In less than 48 hours from now (In about 30 hours from now) we celebrate the first Mass of Christmas.  We’re so close – but there’s still time. 

There’s a great sacredness to these final moments of Advent – and we need to use the time we have been ... Read More »

December 2, 2018 1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Michelle Fox on 12/03/18

One of the most ancient prayers of the church was very simple. 3 words. Come, lord Jesus. It was the prayer they'd say as they were waiting for his second coming. And it is certainly a prayer we should turn to as we enter into Advent - as we ... Read More »